Lucker Hall, Northumberland
Lucker will provide an excellent base from which to explore the Northumberland coast.

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The Cheviot Hills
Otterburn, Northumberland National Park

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The Cheviot Hills are a range of wild and rugged hills and gently sloping valleys which stretch along the border between Northern England, in Northumberland National Park, and Scotland. Formed by erupting lava these rounded hills are made up of granite and carboniferous limestone and are home to a vast range of wildlife.

The range was name after the highest of these hills known as ‘The Cheviot' which rises up to 815 metres and forms part of the Pennine Way. Windy Gyle, another of the more sizeable hills actually sits with its summit on the Scottish border, the rest are situated within the Northumberland National Park and provide an area of endless recreation for climbers, walkers, fell runners and cyclists.

The scenery here is magnificent with the lush green valleys interspersed by crystal clear rivers which tumble down the hills to the valleys below. The magnificent Linhope Spout waterfall is a sight not to be missed. Otters and dippers can be seen playing in the shallows, oblivious to the many visitors who come to observe nature at its best. Craggy outcrops attract climbers to the area and the endless cycle tracks and ancient bridleways are perfect for mountain biking which has also become a very popular pastime. Fell runners and walkers are invited to take part in the annual Cheviots Challenge, which is a long distance climb starting and finishing in Alwinton and held to raise funds for the local fells rescue team.

Traditional stone farmhouses and picturesque villages are scattered throughout the landscape and numerous sites of historical interest are just waiting to be explored. Remains of hill forts, ancient dwelling houses and burial mounds can be found in Breamish Valley and archaeologists and visiting tourists find them endlessly fascinating.

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